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Benefits of the Puzzle for Everyone!

Completing a puzzle offers a deep sense of satisfaction, which often drives us to search for another puzzle to work on!

Puzzling Fun

Completing a puzzle offers a deep sense of satisfaction, a rewarding experience that inevitably drives you to commence another puzzle. This perpetual cycle of pleasure and challenge is what makes puzzling so irresistible.

Just what is about puzzles that we love?

Feel good naturally and lower stress levels! Every time you find a puzzle piece small amounts of dopamine are released, boosting your mood, and creating optimism. As well as feeling better dopamine can help reduce stress. Reduced stress can lower blood pressure as well as elevate mood. All states of mind we love to be in!

Benefits to Puzzling

Puzzling is a complete brain exercise, meaning when you solve puzzles you are challenging and exercising both the left and the right side of the brain. Both sides must work together increasing cognitive function and helping to prevent cognitive decline.  Cognitive function is the mental processes involved in the acquisition of knowledge, how you process information, reasoning, language, memory, learning, perception, and decision making. Preventing the decline of all these functions is highly desirable!

Left Side of the Brain

Logical, objective, methodical, language, speech, comprehension, mathematics, and writing.

Right Side of the Brain

Creativity, emotions, intuitive thinking, spatial ability, artistic and musical skills.

What puzzles do for us when we work on them.

Solving puzzles improves critical thinking and allows you to learn how to see solutions more readily. This is especially important for children. Children learn fine motor skills, hand to eye coordination, and visual perception. Not to mention learning to work with others and patience!

When puzzling with others, you learn about teamwork and patience. Spending time together and working towards a common goal creates a bond and a closeness which is unique to puzzle solving.

Individuals who enjoy puzzles are often highly observant, detail-oriented, neat, organized, skilled problem solvers, goal-driven, and patient.

These qualities make puzzle enthusiasts adept at deciphering complex patterns, connecting seemingly unrelated pieces, and persevering through challenges until they find a solution. Their knack for recognizing subtle clues, thinking critically, and approaching problems systematically sets them apart as formidable puzzle-solvers. Those who relish the challenge of puzzles often find joy in the process of unraveling mysteries and unlocking hidden solutions. Embracing the journey of piecing together information and overcoming obstacles, puzzle lovers demonstrate a unique blend of creativity, logic, and determination that fuels their passion for unraveling the enigmatic world of puzzles.

Staying Brain Fit with Puzzles

Research indicates that individuals aged over 70 who engage in puzzle-solving activities regularly have a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s or dementia. Another wonderful advantage of solving puzzles!

Keeping your mind active and engaged through puzzle-solving activities can have numerous benefits for your cognitive health, especially as you age. By challenging yourself with puzzles, you are exercising your brain and stimulating neural connections, which can help maintain mental sharpness and potentially lower the risk of developing conditions like Alzheimer’s or dementia. So, the next time you sit down to solve a puzzle, remember that you are not just passing the time – you are also investing in your brain health and overall well-being. Embrace the joy of solving puzzles and keep your mind agile for years to come!

Puzzles as Gifts

When you give someone a puzzle as a gift, you’re not just presenting them with something special; you’re also offering them a chance to bond with family and friends.

Puzzles have a unique way of bringing people together, fostering teamwork, and creating lasting memories. As each piece fits into place, conversations flow, laughter fills the room, and connections are strengthened. It’s a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones, engaging in a shared activity that stimulates the mind and promotes collaboration. So, the next time you give someone a puzzle, you’re not just giving a thoughtful gift; you’re giving the gift of togetherness and joy.


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